Interactive, self-directed reading

without staff intervention

The Reading Cafe...



The Reading Cafe is an activity in which older adults run the show! Staff use a nuanced, indirect, behind-the-scenes manner of support. Residents determine and control the flow of turn-taking, shared reading and conversation. In Reading2Connect® groups, each resident has a copy of the same book. Residents help each other, discuss new ideas and information, and share memories, without the imposed structure of a staff group leader. Older adults' social aptitudes, curiosity and empathy all become evident in this context that stimulates organic, spontaneous conversation, at a pace that is optimal for them.


(Learn more about our Long-Term Care Program.)


a place of self-expression, learning, friendships and fun!

Care Professionals' Testimonials

Judy discusses what it was like sharing 

the Reading2Connect® books with her dear husband, Phil.

 A few words 

and a soothing image

can be engaging and calming

at any stage of life.